11 Jul 2013

Feds ‘not welcome’ at DEF CON hacker conference

“Last year NSA Director Keith Alexander keynoted the annual DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas. This year, DEF CON organizers warn that U.S. government Federal agents are explicitly not welcome.” Source:Feds ‘not welcome’ at DEF CON hacker conference | ZDNet

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11 Jul 2013

U.K. Ministry of Defence hit by cyberattack, data stolen

“The latest annual report from the U.K. Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has disclosed that the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence suffered a cyberattack in which data was stolen. Despite heavy redactions to protect sources and budgets from prying eyes, the admission was buried halfway through the document in a

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10 Jul 2013

China, U.S. talks on cyber security go well: Xinhua

Talks between China and the United States on cyber security, overshadowed by revelations of U.S. electronic surveillance by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, have gone well, state media said on Wednesday, with both sides pledging to improve cooperation. via China, U.S. talks on cyber security go well: Xinhua |

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07 Jul 2013

Agreements with private companies protect U.S. access to cables’ data for surveillance

“The full extent of the National Security Agency’s access to fiber-optic cables remains classified. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement saying that legally authorized data collection ‘has been one of our most important tools for the protection of the nation’s — and our allies’ —

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07 Jul 2013

Ex-FBI chief says cyber-terror could wreak ‘mass destruction on life, property’

“Former FBI director says United States intelligence officials must do a better job analyzing the mountains of global Internet, telephone and financial data they collect to thwart the cyber terrorists of tomorrow. Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of a global intelligence forum starting Monday in Ireland, Louis Freeh says

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06 Jul 2013

Iran to hold nationwide cyber maneuver

“Director of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization has announced plans for staging a nationwide cyber maneuver in the near future. Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali made the announcement at a conference held on the occasion of Iran’s Cyber Defense month in Tehran on Saturday. “ Source:PressTV – Iran to hold nationwide

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05 Jul 2013

EU adopts stricter penalties for cyber criminals

“Cyber criminals will face tougher penalties in the EU, under new rules adopted by Parliament on Thursday. The draft directive, already informally agreed with member states, also aims to facilitate prevention and to boost police and judicial cooperation in this field. In the event of a cyber attack, EU countries

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05 Jul 2013

Turkish Police Name RedHack a Cyber Terrorist Organization

“RedHack has been highly involved in the protests that started in Turkey after authorities announced their intentions to destroy the Gezi Park in Istanbul. Over the past days, the hackers have breached the systems of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs and the ones of the Istanbul Special Provincial Administration. In

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05 Jul 2013

Afghan Taliban vow attacks over Ramadan after being hacked

The Afghan Taliban promised on Friday to continue attacks over Ramadan, rejecting as a fake an insurgent email promising a halt in violence over the coming Muslim holy month and saying it was the work of government intelligence. via Afghan Taliban vow attacks over Ramadan after being hacked | Reuters.

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04 Jul 2013

Tech companies are cooperating with US intelligence agencies more than you think

“The latest bold claims made in the US National Security Agency’s leaked PowerPoint presentation on its PRISM internet surveillance program suggest that the agency is able to monitor communications in realtime, despite earlier avid denials by tech companies. The government may also be accessing much information without tech companies’ explicit

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